About us

North Sails was founded in 1957 by Lowell North an American sailor and Olympic Gold Medalist. North was an engineer methodically focused on building sails that were faster than the competitions. Year after year, Lowell North and his team pioneered new innovative technologies that conquered wind and water, and won races.

Today Lowell North’s spirit lives on in North Sails clothing. North Sails is at the intersection of innovation, technology, and design, creating garments that perform with confidence in extreme conditions, but look great no matter the conditions. Extremely functional but beautiful, our collections are designed with a clean aesthetic yet are never over-designed.

With a full range of clothing, the cornerstone of our brand is our technical sailing jackets and coats which are engineered for winning with details like body mapped ergonomic fits for freedom of movement; lightweight, breathable, waterproof fabrics; and durable, reinforced construction.

North Sails has recently established a focused presence in North America through the launch of a North American web store, where you purchase your favorite North Sails products delivered directly to you. North Sails will soon be announcing its opening of stores within North America.

Enjoy browsing the men’s and women’s North Sails Collection on this web store for clothing engineered for sailing and modern life, where innovative technology and clean cutting-edge design challenge the raw power of wind and water.


North Sails Since 1957